Lightning vs. Blackhawks: Preview, Prediction for Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final

June 12th, 2015 by Jonathan Willis Leave a reply »

The first four games of the Stanley Cup Final have solved nothing. Each team has one win and one loss both at home and on the road, making this a best-of-three series with two of those matchups being hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Saturday's contest offers both the Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks the chance to take a 3-2 series lead and thus gain two cracks at eliminating the opposition.

Given how close the series has been, it's difficult to overstate just how important that is.


Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

When: Saturday, June 13, at 8 p.m. ET

TV Viewing Info: NBC, CBC, TVA


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Who Plays in Net for Tampa Bay?

It would be unfair to blame Andrei Vasilevskiy for Tampa Bay's Game 4 loss. The rookie wasn't bad, really, allowing two goals on 19 shots, with both markers coming off opportunities at point-blank range.

Still, it's fair to say that the Lightning would prefer to have the option of starting Ben Bishop, who has a considerable edge in experience ...

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